Rocking The Pocket Book: Hacking Chemical Plant for Competition and Extortion

by Marina Krotofil
Sept. 19, 2017 0 comments Black Hat belen_caty Pen Testing & Audits

The appeal of hacking a physical process is dreaming about physical damage attacks lighting up the sky in a shower of goodness. Lets face it, after such elite hacking action nobody is going to let you present it at a conference like Black Hat. As a poor substitute, this presentation will get as close as using a simulated plant for Vinyl Acetate production for demonstrating a complete attack, from start to end, directed at persistent economic damage to a production site while avoiding attribution of production loss to a cyber-event. Such an attack scenario could be useful to a manufacturer aiming at putting competitors out of business or as a strong argument in an extortion attack.

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